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Sleep is one of the most underrated aspects of emergency preparedness and it’s still overlooked in many survival scenarios. If you are prepping for an emergency situation or if you are camping often, a survival hammock is probably the best option for your sleeping preparations.
Learning a few tips and tricks for your survival hammock will make sure your get the sleep you are looking for while camping in the wilderness. After spending countless nights sleeping in my hammock I can tell you there are some things you must consider if you want to get some rest and get the most out of your survival hammock.
Even if most survival hammocks are designed to be used during bad weather, rain has a way of foiling your sleep. If you don’t want to wake up in three inches of water you need to take care of your hammock’s waterproof vulnerability. Learning to divert water away from your sleeping area is a must and you should look into ways of making drip rings. The simplest way would be to make hanging strips using paracord and attach them on the hanging straps. This will allow for the water to drop on the ground and will make sure you wake up dry.
Ants and other biters are another annoying problem that we all have to deal with when going camping and it seems that they always find their way in your hammock. Over the years I’ve learned that toothpaste can keep these creepers outside your hammock. All you need to do is smear some toothpaste on the straps of your hammock and you won’t have to worry about bite marks.
Read the article bellow for more tips and tricks about how to get the most out of your hammock: